This amazing. Everyone should know the Heimlich Maneuver.

RT to save a life!

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@publicvoit My understanding is that the Heimlich is far more dangerous than slapping someone on the back. Definitely do not use this as your go to thing when someone is choking.

Most recommendations are a graduated approach, start with encouraging the person to cough, then slapping the back, and only if those fail then proceed to abdominal thrusts.

Video doesn't play for me so I don't know if that's what happened there.

@irl You're absolutely right and video doesn't show appropriate slapping.

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